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    Updated on 4 Dec 2019. Posted on 2 Dec 2019

    16 Properties That Show The Difference Between Renting In Sydney Vs. Adelaide

    One of these things is not like the other.

    It isn't easy to find the Pinterest-worthy home of your dreams when you're a 20-something.

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    The task can seem nearly impossible when you're looking to make the jump east after growing used to Adelaide's famously affordable cost of living.

    So we compared 16 rentals in similar areas of Adelaide and Sydney — like the CBD, suburbs by the beach or areas with great dining options — to see which ones made for the best share houses.

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    The rules: The total weekly rent had to be divided by the number of rooms in the home, which couldn’t equal more than $300.

    If you're looking for close proximity to the CBD:

    1. Adelaide, South Australia – $370 p/w ($185 per room)

    Toop&Toop Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

    Location: Bent Street, Adelaide – right in the heart of the East End.

    Amenities: Open plan living area, a kitchen stocked with appliances, undercover parking and an enclosed balcony area.

    Toop&Toop Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

    This apartment is an absolute steal and is a short walk from some of the city's best cafes! Plus, you won't need to buy any appliances and it falls significantly under the $300 budget.

    2. Haymarket, New South Wales – $550 p/w ($275 per room)

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    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom flat.

    Location: King Street, Haymarket – just a short walk from Chinatown.

    Amenities: Furnished, wooden floors and air conditioning in every room.

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    This place is pretty modest, but it has all the basics and you can't beat the location. And most importantly, it's located above a Vietnamese restaurant.

    If you're looking to live near the beach:

    3. Henley Beach, South Australia – $880 p/w ($220 per room)

    Ous Property / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Four bedroom, two bathroom house.

    Location: Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach – a 15 minute walk to the esplanade.

    Amenities: Double garage, stone bench tops, walk-in wardrobe and an al fresco entertaining space.

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    There's a lot to like here. This minimalist beauty is located only minutes from the beach, stocked with gleaming new appliances and filled with natural light. Did some say sold?!

    4. Balgowlah, New South Wales – $560 p/w ($280 per room)

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    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

    Location: Sydney Road, Balgowlah – just a 10 minute walk to the beach.

    Amenities: Mirrored built-in wardrobes, carport and a large covered balcony.

    Cunninghams Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

    This cute, airy apartment is only a short bus ride away from the CBD, or a brief walk to North Harbour Reserve where you can follow walking trails that take your fancy. They're all along the harbour and will lead you to the Spit or into Manly.

    If you're a creative in need of a cosy space:

    5. Kent Town, South Australia – $550 p/w ($183 per room)

    Barry Plant Adelaide / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Three bedroom, one bathroom townhouse.

    Location: King William Street, Kent Town – just a short walk from the CBD and nearby cafes.

    Amenities: Walk-in wardrobe, two garage spaces and comes fully furnished. Plus, the master bedroom has a private balcony.

    Barry Plant Adelaide / Via realestate.com.au

    These new digs are pretty spacious for a townhouse on the city fringe. This neck of the woods is filled with creative agencies, bustling cafes and is just a short walk to Adelaide parklands.

    6. Surry Hills, New South Wales – $900 p/w ($300 per room)

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    Size: Three bedroom, one bathroom house.

    Location: Riley Street, Surry Hills – close to surrounding universities and Belvoir Theatre just around the corner.

    Amenities: Timber floors, two balconies and a courtyard terrace for entertaining.

    LJ Hooker / Via realestate.com.au

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a space in Surry Hills under budget, but this one just makes the cut.

    If you're looking for more space:

    7. Gawler, South Australia – $550 p/w ($137 per room)

    Rental Property Network / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Four bedroom, two bathroom house.

    Location: Filsell Terrace, Gawler – about an hour train ride to the CBD.

    Amenities: Floor-to-ceiling windows, a home theatre, built-in wardrobes and a double garage.

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    Pros? You'll get over 1000 square metres of space, and you'll be pretty close to the Barossa Valley wine region. Cons? It's an hour to the CBD by train. Decisions, decisions.

    8. Turramurra, New South Wales – $795 p/w ($265 per room)

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    Size: Three bedroom, one bathroom house.

    Location: Rothwell Road, Turramurra – just a 30 minute train ride to the CBD.

    Amenities: Fireplace, timber floors, an entertaining deck overlooking gardens and a separate dining area.

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    This place has a year round vacation vibe and honestly, what more could you want from a home.

    If you love your nightlife:

    9. Adelaide, South Australia – $600 p/w ($200 per room)

    City Realty / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse.

    Location: McLaren Street, Adelaide – right in the CBD.

    Amenities: Private courtyard, high ceilings, pendant lighting and two garages.

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    Adelaide doesn't have a huge amount of nightlife, so the CBD is your best bet. This townhouse is close to some of the city's best bars and restaurants.

    10. Redfern, New South Wales – $600 p/w ($300 per room)

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    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

    Location: Cleveland Street, Redfern – just south of the CBD and a short walk from restaurants and wine bars.

    Amenities: Private balcony, built-in wardrobes and an open-plan kitchen with dishwasher.

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    Plus, it's just one train station away from the heart of the city.

    If you're a sucker for a nice view:

    11. Port Adelaide, South Australia – $430 p/w ($143 per room)

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    Size: Three bedroom, one bathroom house.

    Location: Hagen Avenue, Port Adelaide – a 30 minute train ride from the CBD.

    Amenities: Private balcony, yard, carport and panoramic river views.

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    Oh, and there's a chance you'll see DOLPHINS out front. Need we say more?!

    12. Neutral Bay, New South Wales – $750 p/w ($250 per room)

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    Size: Three bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

    Location: Aubin Street, Neutral Bay – a 20 minute drive to the CBD.

    Amenities: Top floor apartment, large kitchen, open-plan living area and harbour views.

    The Property Lab / Via realestate.com.au

    Imagine gazing at the harbour all day.

    If you love a bit of quiet, but need to be close to the city:

    13. Bowden, South Australia – $410 p/w ($205 per room)

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    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom unit.

    Location: Seventh Street, Bowden – a short tram ride to the middle of the CBD.

    Amenities: City and parkland views, study area, open-plan living area, private balcony, built-in wardrobe, polished concrete floors and a fully-stocked kitchen.

    Lewis Prior / Via realestate.com.au

    This apartment is super close to the CBD, not that you'd even need to go there often. This former industrial suburb is now home to countless pubs, shops and cafes.

    14. Glebe, New South Wales – $600 p/w ($300 per room)

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    Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom apartment.

    Location: Ross Street, Glebe – a 10 drive to the CBD or a short train ride.

    Amenities: Balcony, built-in wardrobe and garage.

    This place is well-lit, there are tons of cafes nearby and pets are allowed. What more could you want?

    If you don't mind a bit of a commute:

    15. Mount Barker, South Australia – $460 p/w ($115 per room)

    Raine & Horne / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Four bedroom, two bathroom house.

    Location: Tilly Street, Mount Barker – a 30 minute drive to the CBD.

    Amenities: Stone bench tops, undercover entertaining area, gardens and walk-in wardrobes.

    Raine & Horne / Via realestate.com.au

    This place is far enough from the city to feel more relaxed, close enough that your commute isn't crazy.

    16. Parramatta, New South Wales – $550 p/w ($275 per room)

    Village Property / Via realestate.com.au

    Size: Two bedroom, two bathroom apartment.

    Location: Broughton Street, Parramatta – about a 30 minute train ride from the CBD.

    Amenities: Panoramic river and city views, kitchen with an island bench, study area, undercover balcony and a basement car space.

    Village Property / Via realestate.com.au

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    Food for thought, hey?

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